Grafting Tree Peonies
I usually do an extensive amount of grafting each fall. This past fall I grafted 18 different cultivars including some Daphnis tree peonies that I don't have in my collection. Unfortunately not all of the grafts survive however even a small percentage of survivors will make the effore well worth my while. A good number of my grafts are really looking good. It is an exciting time of the year when grafts are beginning to emerge in my pots.
I am wondering, are there others on this list that do tree peony grafting? If so what are you grafting?
It looks like the Heartland Peony Society will be doing another tree peony grafting workshop in late summer. For our area it seems the best time to graft tree peonies is in mid-August. In mid-August when you cut scions there is enough time for the plant to reconfigure lower buds into bloom buds. In fact, when you cut a terminal bloom bud scion that early in fall the branch it is taken from generally will cast 2 or 3 blooms rather than the typical single bloom per stem. This is a great way to get more tree peony plants and to increase bloom. Be aware, if a bloom bud is removed later in the fall then you loose the bloom on that branch for the next spring.
Here is a link that might be useful: Grafting Tutorial